This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipie from allrecipes.com subbmitted by ELIZABETHBH.  I love to bake, and out of the dozens of other chocolate chip cookie recipies I have tried this one is by far the best.  The cookies have nice, crispy edges, with soft, chewy centers.  "These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection!  If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!" 

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Yields about 15 1/4 cup cookies

dry ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

wet ingredients
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Grease 3 cookie sheets.
OMG! Yum! I really have to try these!
<p>love these cookies! Right now, I'm using this recipe for the 4th time! (let me assure you, that its worked every time!)</p>
This was very good, my family and I loved them!
i love the recipe i used 2 stick or butter and added a cup of coca its waaayyyyyyyyyy better try it next time <br>
Thanks for the tip. I will definatly try it. I love trying different things.
I made this a few weeks back but they spread a lot, and I mean a lot, in the oven. They weren't so much &quot;cookies&quot; and paving stones. Nonetheless they tasted great and everyone loved the size they were <br> <br>Keep the instructables coming!
Thanks. Glad you liked them. I don't have time at this point to make another one, but I have tons of other recipies that everyone loves that I will share sometime. As for the spreading I'm not sure why that happend to your cookies. I have never once had that happen to mine and I make them almost weekly. Maybe the butter was over softend? Did you use the right amount of flour and baking soda? Try it again and see if it comes out any better.
wat can u use other than vanila
Try maple syrup or just google substitutes.
Mmmm! Chewy chocolate chip cookies are the best! You should enter this cookie Instructable into the <a href="http://www.instructables.com/contest/holidaygifts2012">Holiday Gifts Contest</a>!